A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them. A strange visitor named Andre Linoge comes to the small village and gives ... See full summary »
Becky Ann Baker,
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.
When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped-out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each. Written by
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Stephen King, an amateur musician along with friends Dave Barry and Matt Groening, included many musical references in the story. The title is based on lyrics from the Bruce Springsteen song "Jungleland". Springstein himself inspired the character Larry Underwood. "Don't Fear the Reaper," which plays over the opening credits, is also referenced at the beginning of the book. One reference in the film that does not appear in the novel is Randall Flagg's reference to "Sympathy for the Devil", one which apparently goes right over the head of Lloyd Henreid (Miguel Ferrer); ironic as Ferrer's mother was jazz singer Rosemary Clooney. See more »
When the Monster Shouter is killed in Central Park, he's only carrying his bell. When Larry finds him later, he has his sign and his bell. See more »
If you watch this not long after reading the book, you will not like it. Hardly surprising as most TV/Film adaptions of books are inferior to the original written word. Not that this TV series/movie isn't true to King's novel. In fact, as much of the huge book that could be filmed is indeed shown on screen, and the teleplay/screenplay is by King himself. However, if you've read the book, no doubt it was a large part of your life for sometime (the book is extremely long), and seeing the characters on the screen etc. may seem cheesey. I read the book in 1995 and watched some of this not long after; and didn't like it. Recently I bought it on video and me and a couple of friends (Hi Jenny and Mags) spent 6 hours watching, almost 7 years after I read the book. I enjoyed it more. I still remembered the book, but not in detail, and this movie/TV show was enjoyable.
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